You must now purchase your tickets online!

You must bring some form of proof of purchase if you have bought tickets online. The Zoo closes at 5:00pm, you must be in the Zoo by 4:00PM.

 


Around this time of year, many people begin to think about year-end giving and how they can help.

#GIVINGTUESDAY is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people to make a difference in their community. You have and can continue to make a difference in the life of every animal at our Zoo. 

Tomorrow, friends of Austin Zoo have a perfect opportunity to help us in this most difficult time. The COVID-19 pandemic has not changed how we feed or take care of our animals. Expenses to feed our animals and provide veterinary care are very high. Our animals depend on us each and every day to care for them. To put it simply, WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP.

We are sincerely grateful for your generosity. A donation of any amount goes directly to the care of our animals. 

Click on the link below to donate and enable us to continue to give our animals the loving care they deserve!

Thank you so much for your support!

DONATE to Austin Zoo!


Our animals are most active during the morning hours, plan to come early.
Our Gift Shop has moved to an outdoor location where you can buy Austin Zoo souvenirs and animal feed, along with drinks, chips and ice cream.
Train Rides
Monday through Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11:00am – 4:00pm

Vistor Guidelines


A limited number of tickets are available for purchase at our admissions gate. A surcharge of $1.00 per ticket will be assessed on tickets purchased at the gate.
    – Guests 2 years of age and older must wear a face mask!
  • Please, if you are not feeling well or have a temperature over 100.4, refrain from visiting and come another day.
  • Masks are required. If you are not wearing a mask, or face covering, you will not be allowed to enter the Zoo. Masks will be available for purchase
  • Social distancing will be strictly enforced.
  • Daily activities such as keeper talks will not be offered.
  • Wheelchairs and strollers will not be available for rent at this time.
  • Our concession stand will be closed.
  • No cash transactions, credit/debit cards only.
  • Our restrooms will be closed. We will have portable restrooms at the new entrance of the Zoo uphill from the Gift Shop and in our Picnic Grove area.
  • Portable hand washing stations will be located at key points throughout the Zoo.
  • Our Discovery Center will be closed.
  • Surfaces throughout the Zoo will be sanitized according to CDC disinfecting guidelines.
  • We will have a small gift shop for purchasing souvenirs, drinks and prepackaged snacks.
  • If you have a Groupon for Austin Zoo, we will be happy to accept it. You do not need to make a reservation.
  • If you have a guest pass, you do not need to make a reservation.
  • If you would like to purchase a membership, you must do so online.

 

Members

  • Members may visit the Zoo at any time during our regular business hours. You do not need to make a reservation.
  • Please have your membership card ready to display as you approach admissions. This will enable us to speed up our entry process.
  • All members who purchased a membership before the coronavirus forced us to temporarily close the Zoo will receive a two month extension on their membership.
  • If you have not received your membership card, or you purchased a membership while the Zoo was closed, please announce your name at admission.
  • If you would like to bring a guest, you may pay for your guest at our admissions trailer. 

 

Capybara Encounter

Come and enjoy a Capybara feeding!
Enter into the world of our Capybara, enjoying an up-close experience feeding them.
  • Age Requirement: 10 years of age
  • Cost: $40 per person
  • Up to 3 members of the same household will be able to enter our Capybara habitat
  • Liability release form must be acknowledged and signed
  • Please call 512-695-3021 for additional information and to schedule your feeding appointment.
  • We accept Master Card, Visa and Discover

This activity has been authorized by our Board Certified Zoo Veterinarian.

 

Galapagos Tortoise Encounter

Have you ever wanted to feed a Galapagos Tortoise? Come to Austin Zoo and you will be able to do just that!
  • Age Requirement: 5 years of age
  • Cost: $25 per person
  • Up to 3 members of the same household will be able to enter our Galapagos Tortoise area. Liability release form must be acknowledged and signed.
  • Please call 512-695-3021 for additional information and to schedule your feeding appointment.
  • We accept Master Card, Visa and Discover.

This activity has been authorized by our Board Certified Zoo Veterinarian.


Purchase An Austin Zoo Membership!

 
Your membership will go into effect the day you visit the Zoo to pick up your membership packet after we reopen. Click HERE to purchase your membership today!
 

How You Can Help Austin Zoo Animals

1. Donate today by clicking on the donate button you see below.
2. Purchase a yearly membership by clicking HERE. Your membership will expire one year from the date of purchase. 
3. Mail us a check to: Austin Zoo PO Box 91808, Austin, TX 78709.

 

 

 

 

Join Us for A Virtual Education Program!


Let us virtually bring the zoo to you! We are excited to offer virtual programs via Zoom! To schedule a virtual program or to get more information, please email our Education Manager at EDUCATION@AUSTINZOO.ORG.

 

Our mission is to assist

animals in need through rescue,

conservation and education. 


Austin Zoo is proud to be a Zoological Association of America Accredited Facility.